The 2013 Alaska American Legion State Baseball Tournament opened play on Thursday, July 25th at Mulcahy Park in Anchorage.
The Post 20 Twins fell to the legion team from Fairbanks 6-4 in the first round.
Fairbanks was the No. 10 seed. Kenai was No. 7.
Fairbanks’ Ford crushed a two-run home run in the second inning to highlight the 10-hit attack. Hector Rivera drove in two runs for Kenai and Tommy Bowe had a RBI. Brandon Mahle started for the Twins and threw seven innings.
The Twins, the returning state champions from 2012, continue tournament play on Saturday at noon at Mulcahy Park; the Twins are off on Friday. The Twins will play Dimond, who lost in the first round to Chugiak 14-2. Last year at the state tournament, Post 20 lost its first game and advanced to the state championship through the double-elimination bracket with seven-straight victories.
First Round Game Results: Thursday, July 25th
Kenai 4 -Fairbanks 6
Eagle River 10 - Bartlett 11
Dimond 2 - Chugiak 14